Protective effect of pregnancy for development of uterine leiomyoma.

  title={Protective effect of pregnancy for development of uterine leiomyoma.},
  author={Cheryl Lyn Walker and Kimberley Cesen-Cummings and Christopher D Houle and Drew Baird and Jeffrey C. Barrett and Barbara J. Davis},
  volume={22 12},
Many factors that can modulate the risk of developing uterine leiomyoma have been identified, including parity. Epidemiological data on decreased risk of developing this disease has been subject to different interpretations regarding whether pregnancy per se is protective or, as leiomyomas are a major cause of infertility, women that develop these tumors are less fertile and thus have lower pregnancy rates. We have utilized an animal model genetically predisposed to uterine leiomyoma to… CONTINUE READING
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